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Posable Wooden Dog Lamp is One Bright Pup

Posable Wooden Dog Lamp is One Bright Pup
In the same vein as the previously posted wooden t-rex desk lamp comes this posable wooden dog lamp available from Firebox. Will my dogs get jealous and destroy it? It wouldn’t be the first time they’ve destroyed a lamp; they’re animals.

Finally, Researchers Teach Goldfish How to Drive a Car and Avoid Obstacles

Finally, Researchers Teach Goldfish How to Drive a Car and Avoid Obstacles
In long-awaited news, Israeli researchers at Ben-Gurion University have successfully taught goldfish how to steer a vehicle in order to reach a target and receive a treat, using a specially designed FOV (fish-operated vehicle). The future, ladies, and gentlemen – we’re finally here.

The Malicious Bar Stool, A Stool Inspired By Middle Age ‘Iron Chair’ Torture

The Malicious Bar Stool, A Stool Inspired By Middle Age ‘Iron Chair’ Torture
What do you get for the castle owner who already has everything? How about a bar stool inspired by the iron chair torture devices used in the middle ages? You might not want to be around when they open it, though, or they may demand a demonstration – or threaten to throw you in the dungeon if you disagree.

BAGO Glovebox Clip Keeps Bags Standing Upright While Driving

BAGO Glovebox Clip Keeps Bags Standing Upright While Driving
Filed under products I didn’t know I needed but am now questioning how I ever lived without, the BAGO keeps bags standing upright in your car while driving to help prevent spills or damage to their contents.

Thee-Eyed Goat Ouija Board Is Demon-Summoning Ready

Thee-Eyed Goat Ouija Board Is Demon-Summoning Ready
Laser carved with an original design created by Denver artist Matt Verges, this three-eyed goat Ouija board is just the thing you need to finally make contact with the demon world. Presumably, in an attempt to have them do your bidding, only to be tricked and your soul enslaved for all eternity.

Sculpted BB-8/Hulkbuster Mashup Figure: The Sithbuster

Sculpted BB-8/Hulkbuster Mashup Figure: The Sithbuster
Let’s face it, with Disney owning both properties now, Star Wars and Marvel are practically begging for a crossover. And to give us an idea of what that probably wouldn’t look like, artist Adam of the YouTube channel North of the Border sculpted this 1:12 scale BB-8/Hulkbuster armor mashup.

A $3,400 Leather Rat Bag: For The Rat Catcher Who Has Everything

A $3,400 Leather Rat Bag: For The Rat Catcher Who Has Everything
Because these truly are the end times we’re living in, New York City-based fashion designer Thom Browne has created the Rat Pebbled Bag, a leather bag in the form of a rat. Available from Farfetch for the equally farfetched price of $3,390, the bag begs the question – is this considered haute couture or raute couture?

Amagami Ham Ham, A Plushie That Nibbles Your Fingers

Amagami Ham Ham, A Plushie That Nibbles Your Fingers
Amagami Ham Ham is a plush toy that nibbles the end of your fingers when you stick them in its mouth. Apparently, that’s supposed to be comforting. Personally, I find that the opposite of comforting, but that’s just me, and I was raised on a crocodile farm.

Stunning Pokémon Keycaps Are Like Tiny Worlds Inside Your Keys

Stunning Pokémon Keycaps Are Like Tiny Worlds Inside Your Keys
Crafted by artist and Etsy seller Hirosart, these custom Pokémon keycaps feature miniature worlds inside your keys. Not satisfied with just the pocket monsters alone, Hirosart creates tiny landscapes that reflect the areas in which the Pokémon live.

Star Wars Meets Mr. Potato Head with The Yamdalorian and The Tot Playset

Star Wars Meets Mr. Potato Head with The Yamdalorian and The Tot Playset
Any toy with a Mandalorian theme is going to make money. That’s just basic Star Wars economics. So to easily fatten both Disney’s and Hasbro’s pockets comes this Star Wars Potato Head The Yamdalorian and the Tot playset.

Desktop Hand Massager for Gamers: Keep Your Trigger Finger Nimble

Desktop Hand Massager for Gamers: Keep Your Trigger Finger Nimble
It’s important to keep your hands at peak performance for gaming sessions, otherwise, you might misclick and kill a teammate instead of an enemy. Trust me – it happens, and I’ve been kicked out my fair share of guilds and clans to prove it.

Lickable Monitor Tastes Like What’s on Screen: Willy Wonka, Here We Come!

Lickable Monitor Tastes Like What’s on Screen: Willy Wonka, Here We Come!
Because some people still care about making the future we all dreamed about as kids a reality, professor Homei Miyashita at Meiji University in Japan has developed a monitor that can imitate on-screen flavors, appropriately naming it Taste The TV (TTTV).

This McDonald’s in China Has Exercise Bike Dining Tables

This McDonald’s in China Has Exercise Bike Dining Tables
When it comes to healthy living, McDonald’s is one of the last places that comes to mind. I mean, did you ever see the movie Super Size Me? Well, at one McDonald’s location in China, you can work off a little of your high-fat and high-carb lunch while you eat.

A $310,000 Fully Autonomous Robotic Massage Machine

A $310,000 Fully Autonomous Robotic Massage Machine
Do you have a knot in your back? Do you trust a robot to massage it out without snapping your neck in the process? If you do, you’re in luck, thanks to Massage Robotics’ MR-01, a $310,000 fully autonomous massage robot with two 6-axis collaborative robotic arms that operate using cloud artificial intelligence.

Butterfly Wings Shopping Bag Has a Chrysalis Carrying Pouch

Butterfly Wings Shopping Bag Has a Chrysalis Carrying Pouch
Because Japan will never stop being lightyears ahead of the unusual but practical fashion game, this is the Butterfly Birth Shopping Bag from Felissimo. Available from the Japan Trend Shop, it features a green chrysalis carrying case, from which you can extract the beautiful translucent butterfly wings shopping bag, created in the likeness of the wings of a chestnut tiger butterfly, a species commonly found in Asia.

Cymbal Clapping Monkey Tape Dispenser

Cymbal Clapping Monkey Tape Dispenser
Just when you thought tape dispensing couldn’t get any more exciting, Amazeko has released this Clapping Monkey Tape Dispenser. Available on Amazon (affiliate link), the monkey happily claps his cymbals whenever you pull on the tape.